Mar 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
in illegally trafficked guns. here is the incredible point. there is no federal law now that prohibits illegal trafficking. and this measure would impose for the first time terms of 20 to 30 years in prison and i know that the efficacy of that kind because helped when i was the attorney general and to provide these kinds of law enforcement tools is absolutely critical. which is why we have a bipartisan group of senators cosponsoring them. senator collins and senator kirk. both republicans of maine and illinois respectively. senator leahy is leading us. senator kirsten and myself from the northeast also involved as the leading cosponsors. so i think we are on the cusp of a major breakthrough if we can move this bill out of committee and through the united states senate. >> it is amazing it has not been a federal crime before. and i know first hand you've been passionate about this. not only are you a senator from the state where newtown happened, but where you've been on this concern a long time since a prosecutor. and as a senator. in fact, i've been in black churches with you in your state wh
Mar 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
, but did a great job in school himself. got into columbia, later, harvard law. didn't become a money grubber. he decided to work helping people in his own community. a peaceful kind of guy. is he some bounder who doesn't take responsibiliiblility for h manhood? i say just the opposite. so what is it that the haters fear about this guy? what do they hate? that he's black? is that it? he didn't push gun issues until newtown. is it the immigration issue? he's the same as the gang of 8 right there in the middle. what is it they hate in this guy? they should be applauding him as a role model. a hundred years from now, white, black and brown, this is just the guy you'd want standing out there as our role model. that's "hardball." "politics nation" with al sharpton starts rielt now. >> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. last night, the largest active volcano in europe erupted. mt mt. mt.edna spewed la va and hot ash for a thousand feet in the sky. the blast was so powerful, it was visible in space. something else is blowing up. the gop's relentless disput with president obama.
Mar 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
it immediately. for example, women. 34,248 fewer law enforcement officials get domestic violence training. >>> so i mean if you're in the beltway and have a nice house out in the suburbs, it may take a while for you to feel it. but if you're in a zern area and you're depending on some of what has now been taken away, it is a major impact to you right now, congresswoman: >> well, that's right. and i think about the 235,000 domestic violence hotline call that are going to go unanswered because the money is not there. e.j. is right. it won't be felt right away. but there will be a ripple effect down the line. in just a couple weeks, students starting to get ready to figure out their financial aid packages, pell grants, stupt loans. and then people across the country are going to make their members of congress get their religion and get back here in washington to do their work. one, we haven't even worked that much this year. but when we have, we've been naming buildings and, you know, doing adjournment votes and voting on the day's proceedings where we actually haven't done anything for the day. it'
Mar 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
: >>> on terrorism, osama bin laden's son-in-law now chaptured, appeared in a new york city court. on women's rights, president obama this week renewing the violence against women act. and, on gun control. a major hurdle cleared when a senate panel approved a gun trafficking bill. the president is getting it done. and here's how you know he's winning. today, rnc chairman reince pri oh, priebus is getting on the right track. now it's time for president obama and his party to join us. >> no word if he actually said that one with a straight face. and then there's gop water boy marco rubio. the party savior. his big, new idea today. shut down the government unless the president's health care law is completely defunded and repealed. what an idea. give that man another round of polo spring. but the right wing media is trying to attack over white house tours? >> look, mr. president, if you can't keep the white house open, let me try. >> listen, this isn't trying to up stage a president. this isn't playing a game. he's playing the political game by saying i'm closing the white house. >> they're worried abou
Mar 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
, let me start with you. this is the first big step in getting real gun law legislation passed. what does this mean to you? >> it's only saying that there's so much more work that needs to be done. and the cause to the awareness is necessary. >> john -- steven, i'm sorry, you were a survivor as well as you work with the mayor's against illegal guns? >> right. and when i hear caroline talk about more work to be done, senator john curran, let's go there, first. he claimed that store purchasing isn't a big deal. watch what he had to say. >> my concern is that this built is a solution in search of a problem. straw purchasing for purpose of directing guns to people who cannot legally attain them is already a crime. a solution in search of a problem. let me show you how -- >> if they're caught, they only get 0-5 years of jail time. that's a big deal. 30%. guns are being bought legally and making their way into the hands of criminals. i think that you've got to say that's a major problem. >> absolutely. i mean, i'd encourage the senator to spend 5 minutes on any one of the streets of any on